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SIGAR trying to get punished aid stealers: Sopko

SIGAR trying to get punished aid stealers: Sopko

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Oct 30, 2016 - 21:03

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Special Inspector General for Afghanistaninfo-icon Reconstructioninfo-icon (SIGAR) on Sunday said it would make efforts at trying in court those involved in embezzling aid, whether living in Afghanistan or the US.

According to a statement from Chief Executive Officer (CEO) received by Pajhwok Afghan News, CEO Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met SIGAR head John F. Sopko at the Sapidar Palace today.

Abdullah appreciated SIGAR efforts at fighting corruption in Afghanistan and said the Afghan government was committed to eliminating corruption and maintaining transparency.

“Besides supporting SIGAR efforts, I am ready to cooperate with this organization in any sphere,” he said.

According to the statement, John F. Sopko presented a brief report about corruption to the CEO during the meeting.

Sopko said his organization was struggling to help eliminate corruption and punish those involved in stealing aid money whether they lived in Afghanistan or the US.

The statement said corruption, judicial reforms, security situation, government’ priorities and achievements of the government in Brussels conference were also discussed at the meeting.

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